Since you can’t exactly purchase an authentic-looking superhero ensemble—mask, armor, and spandex body suit included—off the rack, designers for Marvel and DC flicks build their stars’ outfits using 3D printers, computers, and a little bit of elbow grease. Gizmodo recently posted a video interview with Jose Fernandez, founder of Ironhead Studio in Van Nuys, California. Fernandez’s effects firm, which specializes in costume and creature design, is responsible for many of the looks you may have seen onscreen in movies such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as non-superhero films like TRON Legacy. Learn more about Fernandez’s creative process via the clip above, courtesy of science and tech website Tested.

[h/t Gizmodo]

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